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Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Eco-Safari Cruise

Booked by 14 people

Look for whales, dolphins and seabirds in the pristine waters of Hauraki Gulf just a short boat ride from Auckland city's Viaduct Harbour. Learn from experts on board working to protect these precious creatures and their fragile home.  As an active marine-mammal research vessel every passenger contributes to important conservation efforts, just by coming on board.

per adult from




4 hours 30 minutes


Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Local guide
    • Every ticket purchased contributes directly to Marine Mammal Conservation
    • Expert commentary/Interaction with our onboard Marine Research Scientists
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • New Zealand’s most interactive whale and dolphin watching experience.
    An incredible eco safari direct from downtown Auckland. If you’ve always wanted to go whale watching, our 4.5-hour safari features breathtaking encounters with New Zealand marine wildlife, including whales, dolphins, seals, rare seabirds, and more! Make close-up discoveries and enjoy experiences with our diverse marine wildlife in the stunning scenery of Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. Enjoy unique and special moments with our wildlife and capture photos of rare birds, marine mammals, and amazing island views during your personal encounters.

    Stop At:

    • New Zealand Maritime Museum, Corner Quay and Hobson Streets Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Central, Auckland 1140 New Zealand
    • Viaduct Harbour Ave, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010 New Zealand
    • Auckland Harbour Bridge, Curran St, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand
    • Rangitoto Island, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand
    • Waitemata Harbour, Auckland New Zealand
    • Hauraki Gulf, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand
    • Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari, 175 Quay Street Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010 New Zealand
    • Motuihe Island, Hauraki Gulf, Auckland New Zealand
    • Motutapu Island, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand
    • Tiritiri Matangi Island, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand
    • North Head Historic Reserve, Takarunga Rd. Devonport, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand
    • Waiheke Island, Hauraki Gulf, Auckland Central, Auckland 1081 New Zealand
  • Departure Point :
    New Zealand Maritime Museum, Corner of Quay and Hobson Street, Auckland 1140, New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    1:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Advisable to dress in warm layers and weatherproof gear as weather can be unpredictable
    • Advisable to bring sun hat (with chin strap to secure it), sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, binoculars and flat-soled shoes
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • IMPORTANT: Check in closes 15 minutes prior to stated departure time. Those passengers who are late risk losing their allocated seats.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


English - Guide, English - Written

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Organised by Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari

Activity ID: V-6608AWDS

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